Ishmael Beah woke us from our slumbers with his memoir of being a forced child soldier in Sierra Leone, A Long Way Gone. Join us as the UNICEF Ambassador
and Advocate for Children Affected by War revisits his homeland after the
fighting is done and continues the story of his country's civil war in Radiance of Tomorrow: A Novel.
Friends Benjamin and Bockarie return to their desecrated village, intent on rebuilding the community by taking up their old posts as
teachers. Hunger, retaliation, scattered acts of violence, and a foreign mining
concern’s depredations slow their progress and precipitate some soul searching,
but our heroes (like Beah himself) stay radiant to the end.
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to have us put a copy aside to be signed for you. Or purchase a copy
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True Brew Cafe, a branch of True Brew Barista, enjoys space in our bookstore. They serve delicious coffee, tea, sandwiches, crepes, and much more. Now also with beer and wine! Have a real bookstore cafe experience.
Meet Bob Ryan! One of the finest sportwriters and journalists of his or any generation,
Bob Ryan is the voice of New England sports. His new memoir, Scribe,
has just hit the shelves, and he is coming to Concord to talk about
it--about his life in sports. Don't miss this chance to meet Bob Ryan!
(And even if sports aren't your thing--don't forget, Christmas is
coming!) Bob will be joining us at 7 PM, Tuesday, October 28. Read more about him in this Concord Monitor article.
Meet Ellen Stimson, author of Mud Season Mud Season was one of bestsellers last year, and if you liked that, you'll love Ellen's new book, Good Grief! ,the
continuing adventures of her family in the wilds of Vermont. One
hesitates to call any book "the quintessential New England book," but
this has to be among the finalists. Meet Ellen on Thursday, October 30, at 7 PM.
Strongest week of the year for new releases
A lot of important books hit the shelves tomorrow (Tuesday)--important
because they're ground-breaking, important because they're entertaining,
important because they're artfully written--or all of the above. Here
are just a few examples. Click the cover art for more details. And come
have a look tomorrow!